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Dovedale

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Address: Thorpe, Ashbourne DE6 2AY, England
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The National Trust is a registered charity. With your help, we protect some...

The National Trust is a registered charity. With your help, we protect some of the most important spaces and places in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We take care of historic houses, gardens, mills, coastline, forests, woods, fens, beaches, farmland, moorland, islands, archaeological remains, nature reserves, villages and pubs - and then we open them up for ever, for everyone.

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Great choice of walks

We parked in Dovedale (unfortunately £3 pay & display now) then walked along the river to Milldale. It's a lovely walk which we always enjoy and normally stop for a snack by the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We parked in Dovedale (unfortunately £3 pay & display now) then walked along the river to Milldale. It's a lovely walk which we always enjoy and normally stop for a snack by the water in Milldale. There are various options for those who want to do circular walks or walk over the hills. The stepping stones are always busy with... More 

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We've visited Dovedale today, Derbyshire being one of our favourite places, we don't always appreciate what we have on our doorstep, this is one of England's most picturesque locations, what a beautiful place for a family walk, it's lovely walking by the river and the views are spectacular, if you want to hike to the top for even better views... More 

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Thank nottsbeck
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Dovedale, amazing views, good for both amateur and regular walkers. Have to go over the famous stepping stones to cross the river. Lots of hidden gems and caves that you must explore.

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Thank CFG89
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You have got to visit. Very steep walk so be prepared but it is beautiful. Could do with a better exit though! Trying to get back over the stepping stones proved to be a problem with an on coming flow of elderly traffic.

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Thank Roz L
Nottingham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is one of England's most spectacular places. Its easy to get to and easy to park. There are very easy walks along the river, suitable for virtually everyone, although there are the famous stepping stones across the river dove, you can use a bridge at the start of the walk near to the car park if you dont like... More 

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Thank Pig-in-glasses
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

At least once a month we take a trip with our dog for a walk at dovedale and during the summer it's perfect for a picnic too.. try to avoid bank holidays and sunny weekend as it can get very busy and parking can be a struggle. Whether you fancy a leisurely stroll along the river or a steep hike... More 

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Thank pixienesh
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been going to Dovedale for over 30 years now. Its a great place for couples and families to visit. A climb up Thorpe Cloud is great fun if you are fit. Keep a close eye on children, even teenagers, as there are many dangers in Dovedale. Thors Cave is huge, you could fit a small house inside it.... More 

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Thank Waylon S
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A lovely picturesque place to wander, with the grandchildren. Walk as long or short as you like alongside the river.

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Thank levinmrnigell
Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having grown up in the area and now living way. It is always a lovely sentimental walk alongside the river to the stepping stones. We do visit regularly. Memories of my son falling off the stones into the cold water one Christmas time make me giggle, he was unhurt but his pride wasn't! That is now unlikely to happen (well... More 

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Thank enbonespoyr
Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the 2 hour round trip to the cave and back and it was simply beautiful :-) we saw lovely wildlife and enjoyed a really gentle stroll in the valley :-) perfect day out.

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